Naperville presenting downtown streetscape improvement plan Nov. 3

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Chicago Construction News staff writer

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The City of Naperville’s Transportation, Engineering and Development Business (TED) Group will host a public input session on Thurs., Nov. 3 to present preliminary design options for the second phase of the Downtown Streetscape Improvements Project. The session is open to the public and will take place from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the NEU meeting room at the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St.

City staff, along with project consultant, Civiltech Engineering, Inc., will share three preliminary project designs. Attendees will have the opportunity to share feedback about their preferred options during the open house-style event. City and Civiltech representatives will be on site to provide details and answer questions. No formal presentation will be given. Feedback collected will be considered when choosing the final design.

Work will include rebuilding Washington Street between Chicago Avenue and Benton Avenue and the east side of Main Street just south of Van Buren Avenue.

Construction, tentatively scheduled to begin in summer 2023, includes utility repair and upgrades, streetscape modernization, and complete road reconstruction. These updates will improve pedestrian mobility, accessibility, and safety in this area. There are no proposed changes to the parking along Washington Street.

Work is part of the multi-year Downtown: Progress in Progress initiative will improve compliance with accessibility requirements, reconstruct the roadways and repair and replace utilities in the downtown area.

Phase one included improvements to sections of Webster, Jefferson, Main and Jackson streets, is in the final stages and, pending weather or material delivery delays, should be completed by the end of November.

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